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Yellow Alvor Garden
Ranked #22 of 26 Hotels in Alvor
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Not for us!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

After reading some of the reviews here I wonder if we stayed at the same hotel!! It is never a 4 star in a million years, the only saving grace is the pool and the grounds. Staff were rude and unwelcoming, no smiles and in some cases (particularly the cleaners and restaurant staff) they were positively hostile.
Hotel seems to be ostensibly for Portuguese, don't bother going if you are English as you are most definitely not welcome!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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English first
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83 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

Just back from spending another week relaxing in this lovely hotel in Alvor, having previously stayed in May 2011. We booked on a B & B basis, as there's so many lovely restaurants in Alvor to visit. The highlight of this hotel is the pool & gardens. The pool is cleaned daily. Quiet, relaxed atmosphere with plenty of sunbeds & parasols available. I enjoyed the breakfast, plenty of options. The rooms are clean & functional with a maid service everyday. The fridge comes in handy for drinks etc. Request a pool view if possible. We were at the far end of the hotel this time, facing the Barismar pool & bar, which meant we could hear their entertainment, but as the music stopped at midnight, this wasn't an issue. Alvor is at 10-15 min walk away, which was nice after lazing by the pool all day. You can ask the hotel to ring for a taxi, for which they now charge 50c & 1 euro for confirming your transfers. The staff & friendly & helpful. I would thoroughly recommend this hotel if you are looking for a quiet relaxing holiday, popular with couples & young families!!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

Superb hotel and for Portugal this is a fantastic 4 star and the pool area and gardens just make it. 4 euros for a taxi into the centre of alvor or 10 into prai da rocha, a superb hotel for the money and I would recommend it to anyone

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

Very disappointed. Our second time here and the hotel has gone downhill. On arrival we were told they were fully booked but had forgotten to inform our travel agent, they wanted to transfer us to Lagos. we dug our heels in and insisted on staying, if we had wanted to go to Lagos we would have gone there, and they found a room after all.
On entering the room my wife thought it was 'very tired'. I had to disagree though, it was absolutely exhausted.
We were on bed and breakfast basis. Again, very poor inasmuch every day was scrambled eggs or no eggs. And I am sure they were powdered eggs. Not good.
We wont be back.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank George F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2012

We have once again returned to this hotel, had yet another fantastic stay, a lot of new staff but all just a friendly and willing to serve. Hotel remains very clean, our bathroom perhaps needed re-grouting but it was clean. We again had garden facing room which was fab. Our girls went riding again at horses in the sun, look at their website and pay them a call they are so friendly. Try this hotel out, it really is worth giving it a try.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Porto, Portugal
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

We booked a very last minute five-night stay here in late August and were pleasantly surprised with the way everything turned out in this revamped, child-friendly, relaxing hotel.

We arrived at midday and were able to check in straight away (instead of having to wait until 3.00pm) and we took full advantage of the great pool area straight away.

Best bits are the pools: big outdoor one and adjacent small one for little kids, and also good indoor heated one with nearby jacuzzi. We couldn't keep our 3 year old out of the water and enjoyed lazing around ourselves. Heated one was great as water was a bit chilly in outside ones.

Poolside bar was nice enough and gardens were fantastic, very relaxing and felt very private. Always a very chilled atmosphere by the pools and we could always get sunloungers and umbrellas easily, despite the hotel being full.

Our room (127L) was fine: clean and comfy and we felt happy enough in there. Small balcony was nice but but we wished we had a poolside view as was noisy at night. We got sick of the rubbish karaoke coming from the adjacent Club Brisamar bar. Slept OK though.

Food was disappointing, it all seemed like it was churned out with no imagination or taste so even though we were half board we went into Alvor one night for something a bit more appetising. Only a 20 min walk downhill, Alvor is great, lots of nice bars and places to eat and never too crowded, defo worth the walk if you get bored of the food!

Not a 4 star hotel but a really good 3 star one perfect for young kids and those looking for a good value break. Could benefit from a kids play area in the grounds to make it even better.

Room Tip: Ask for a pool side one to avoid having karaoke in your room.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JoelMariaandSam
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

We stayed in August 2012 & from the friendly check-in to the efficient check-out..enjoyed every minute.Alvor is unique & unspoilt..you have to explore every nook and cranny to appreciate it,s charms .Hotel is kept very clean by hard-working staff & pool and gardens are beautiful .Restaurant is nice & staff again cannot be faulted.Food was slightly disappointing....though fresh salad every night was well presented ..Bar staff were excellent and made u feel welcome.

Room Tip: probably pool view would be better..though we did not spend too long in room
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank john b
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Property: Yellow Alvor Garden
Address: Rua da Dourada, Alvor, Portimao 8500-034, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Algarve > Faro District > Portimao > Alvor
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Alvor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Yellow Alvor Garden 3.5*
Number of rooms: 152
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All Inclusive: 08:00 to 10:30 - Breakfast Buffet in the Restaurant 10:30 to 18:30 - Soft Drinks (orange, pineapple, coke, soda and ice tea) and Local Alcoholic Drinks (Vodka, Gin, Brandy, house wine and beer) in the Pool bar 11:00 to 12:00 - Snacks (burger, hotdog, ham/cheese sandwich, tuna sandwich, chicken sandwich and chips) in the Pool bar 11:00 to 12:00 - Ice Creams (chocolate with vanilla and strawberry with cream) 12:30 to 14:30 - Lunch Buffet at the Restaurant (include water, softdrinks, national beer, house wine and coffee/tea) 16:00 to 17:00 - Snacks (burger, hotdog, ham/cheese sandwich, tuna sandwich, chicken sandwich and chips) in the Pool bar 16:00 to 17:00 - Ice Creams (chocolate with vanilla and strawberry with cream) 18:30 to 21:30 - Dinner Buffet at the Restaurant (include water, softdrinks, national beer, house wine and coffee/tea) 19:00 to 24:00 - Local Alcoholic Drinks (whisky, brandy, gin, vodka, almond liqueur, whisky liqueur, coffee liqueur, white port, red port and daily cocktail), house wine, national nacional beer and softdrinks at the Lobby bar 22:00 to 24:00 - Local Alcoholic Drinks (whisky, brandy, gin, vodka, almond liqueur, whisky liqueur, coffee liqueur, white port, red Port and daily cocktail), house wine, national beer and softdrinks at the Terrace bar Daily Animation: Entertainment Program for children during the day and live music at night. ... more   less 
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